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Types of Aid

Grants, Loans, Federal Work-Study and a limited number of scholarships are available through the Financial Aid Office to help with educational expenses at Georgia Military College. Grants do not have to be repaid. Most loans must be repaid in cash. Federal Work-Study awards are earned during periods of enrollment. Students must be enrolled at least half-time to receive a Federal Direct Stafford Loan or Federal Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Pell Grants are available for less than full-time students depending on need. Georgia Tuition Equalization Grants (GTEG) are available for full-time students. HOPE/Zell Miller Scholarships are available for six or more hours of enrollment. All student aid will be awarded based on anticipated full-time enrollment.

Federal Grants/Scholarships

Federal Pell Grant Program

Federal Pell Grant Program is designated for undergraduate students working toward a first undergraduate degree. The amount of the grant is determined by the Cost of Attendance, the Expected Family Contribution provided by the U.S. Department of Education, and your enrollment status. Students who are enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) will receive full eligibility. Students enrolled less than full-time will receive funds according to federal guidelines.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need -- that is, students with the lowest EFCs -- and gives priority to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. The FSEOG does not have to be repaid. There is no guarantee every eligible student will be able to receive FSEOG; students are awarded based on the availability of funds at the time financial aid awards are packaged at Georgia Military College.

Georgia Scholarships

HOPE Scholarship

Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending college in Georgia. The HOPE Scholarship does not pay for Learning Support (remedial) classes, after July 1, 2011. Recipients do not receive a book allowance for attendance at GMC. At least half-time enrollment is required. HOPE eligibility is determined using attempted hours and GPA. HOPE Scholarship eligibility requirements and application procedures may be viewed at

https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_Scholarship_Program_Overview.aspx

HERO Scholarship

Georgia’s HERO Scholarship Program provides educational scholarship assistance to members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reservists who served in combat zones, and the children and the spouses of such members of the Georgia National Guard and U.S. Military Reserves. Georgia’s HERO Scholarship Program eligibility requirements and application procedures may be viewed at: https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Grants_and_Scholarships/Georgia_s_HERO_Scholarship_Program.aspx

Zell Miller Scholarship

Georgia’s Zell Miller Scholarship is available to Georgia residents who have demonstrated academic achievement. The scholarship provides money to assist students with their educational costs of attending college in Georgia. The Zell Miller Scholarship does not pay for Learning Support (remedial) classes, after July 1, 2011. At least half-time enrollment is required. Recipients do not receive a book allowance for attendance at GMC. Zell Miller Scholarship eligibility requirements and application procedures may be viewed at https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Zell_Miller_Scholarship/Zell_Miller_Scholarship_Program_Overview.aspx

Georgia Grants

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant

The Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) program provides non-repayable grants to eligible Georgia residents who enroll on a full-time basis at Georgia Military College. To be considered full-time, a student must be registered for 12 or more credit hours and attending class at least one day after the end of the school's drop/add period for each term. If a student officially or unofficially withdraws, drops out or is expelled before the day after drop/add, the student is not eligible to receive GTEG. Attendance is monitored to verify eligibility.

GTEG eligible students can receive payment for the summer term and three (3) quarters during the regular award year (Fall I – Spring). Please see the financial aid representative at each campus for further information and current year eligibility amounts. State grant regulations and award amounts are subject to change during an award year. GTEG eligibility requirements and application procedures may be viewed at https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Grants_and_Scholarships/Georgia_Tuition_Equalization_Grant_Program.aspx

Public Safety Memorial Grant

Georgia’s Public Safety Memorial Grant provides grant funds to the dependent children of Georgia Public Safety Officers who were permanently disabled or killed in the line of duty. Funds may be used towards the cost of attendance at Georgia Military College. Public Safety Memorial Grant eligibility requirements and application procedures may be viewed at:

https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Grants_and_Scholarships/Public_Safety_Memorial_Grant.aspx

Georgia HOPE GED Grant

Georgia’s HOPE GED Grant is available to students who earned a General Education Development (GED/high school equivalency) diploma awarded by the Technical College System of Georgia after June 30, 1993.

The Grant provides a one-time $500 HOPE award that can be used towards tuition, books, or other educational costs at an eligible postsecondary institution. Full-time enrollment is not required. Students must use their HOPE GED Grant award within 24 months of the date of their GED diploma. Georgia HOPE GED Grant eligibility requirements and application may be viewed at:

https://secure.gacollege411.org/Financial_Aid_Planning/HOPE_Program/Georgia_s_HOPE_GED_Grant.aspx